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10 minutes ago, modestobulldog said:

How are they being taken advantage of.  Employer doesn't need them and the revenue stream that pays them has dried up.  Nobody should be guaranteed a job.

Do you want your family administered drugs by a Nurse who has been working 24 hours straight with no break because they are overrun?

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17 minutes ago, sactowndog said:

Do you want your family administered drugs by a Nurse who has been working 24 hours straight with no break because they are overrun?

Is that the primary option? No, but maybe that's the best option. It is a conversation that needs to be had. What nurse to patient ratio and nursing rotation schedule can the hospital manage to best deploy its resources, especially if the health care workers begin to get sick. You don't go to war with what you want, you go to war with what you have.

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5 hours ago, BSUTOP25 said:

I can’t stand to listen to that moron. I tried to make it through a part of his presser the other day and I just couldn’t take it. 

Just tune into the Q&A portion, Trump going at it with reporters is highly entertaining and the closest thing to sports we have right now...

Reporter: I want to ask you a question on oil. 
 

Trump: What’s the cost of oil right now?

 

Reporter: (smirks) I don’t know but I’ll find out.  
 

Trump: You don’t know the cost of oil, you don’t get to ask a question.  

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6 minutes ago, Los_Aztecas said:

Is that the primary option? No, but maybe that's the best option. It is a conversation that needs to be had. What nurse to patient ratio and nursing rotation schedule can the hospital manage to best deploy its resources, especially if the health care workers begin to get sick. You don't go to war with what you want, you go to war with what you have.

Depends on the hospital and quite frankly are the for profit or not.   The hospital my daughter works at is pulling in per dium personnel and they don't have a limit on hours at the moment to get past the surge.   For profit hospitals have had some critical shortages of personnel that affect care.

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4 hours ago, Joe from WY said:

It's really not surprising. Reagan won 2 terms after all. So did GWB for that matter. 

Man I learn most of my political knowledge from reading this board, but I still don’t understand why Reagan has such a good reputation. He did some heinous shit that directly affects our lives today.

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3 minutes ago, IanforHeisman said:

Man I learn most of political knowledge from reading this board, but I still don’t understand why Reagan has such a good reputation. He did some heinous shit that directly affects our lives today.

He fundamentally changed the tax structure that more or less still exists.  Prior to Reagan, marginal tax rates where in the 70 and 80% range.   Presidents have tweaked them slightly up or down since then but in general they are in a band set by Reagan.   

He also worked to bring down the Soviet Union by ramping arms sales to the point the Soviet Union couldn't keep up the ultimately disintegrated.   This change also signaled the rise of western style market based economies and the surge of stock exchanges globally and the globalization of capital.  

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5 hours ago, BYUcougfan said:

I agree.  At some point you just have to step back.  It is not like the whole world got it right and the U.S. just simply floundered.  Trump deserves blame and credit.  Unfortunately, this type of situation has really put his character flaws on full display.

And accentuated media douchebaggery

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the CEO for the company I work for mentioned today that 4 of our employees have died from the virus.  2 in Seattle, 1 in NY and 1 in Brazil.  

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21 hours ago, NVGiant said:

I'm so relieved. This thing is just about over...

 

Somebody should flush that piece of shit down the toilet.

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1 hour ago, sactowndog said:

He fundamentally changed the tax structure that more or less still exists.  Prior to Reagan, marginal tax rates where in the 70 and 80% range.   Presidents have tweaked them slightly up or down since then but in general they are in a band set by Reagan.   

He also worked to bring down the Soviet Union by ramping arms sales to the point the Soviet Union couldn't keep up the ultimately disintegrated.   This change also signaled the rise of western style market based economies and the surge of stock exchanges globally and the globalization of capital.  

Didn’t he basically destabilize South America, and in a way partly responsible for the “emergency” at the border? Or am I off base here.

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17 minutes ago, IanforHeisman said:

Didn’t he basically destabilize South America, and in a way partly responsible for the “emergency” at the border? Or am I off base here.

He emptied out the nut houses too, thus giving rise to our homeless epidemic right now. He bankrupted us in pursuit of outspending the Soviets. 

He pulled Iran-Contra, too, among other things. 

He was awful. 

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3 hours ago, sactowndog said:

Do you want your family administered drugs by a Nurse who has been working 24 hours straight with no break because they are overrun?

depends on the drugs

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14 minutes ago, Joe from WY said:

He emptied out the nut houses too, thus giving rise to our homeless epidemic right now.

In California, Reagan only signed a bipartisan bill the Legislature passed that ended most involuntary commitments including for addictions. That reduced patients which caused the closure of the mental institutions.

It was actually both political parties that caused the events that led to the closures.

The Lanterman-Petris-Short Act of 1967 was cosponsored by members of both parties: Assemblyman Frank Lanterman (R), State Senator Nicholas C. Petris (D) and State Senator Alan Short (D). It passed in the Assembly and State Senate with overwhelming support from members of both parties, only a few noes or abstentions.

Many of the arguments in favor of LPS followed political lines. Republicans saw it as a way to cut government spending, Democrats saw it as part of the rights battles of the times.

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Sales of sex toys in Denmark have more than doubled after people in the country were told to stay at home to reduce the spread of coronavirus, according to Sinful, the biggest retailer of sex toys in the Nordics.
 
According to the company, in the first six days of April sales in Denmark rose 110 percent compared to the same period in the previous year. 
 
This compared to growth of 121 percent in Norway, and relatively lacklustre growth of 78 percent in Sweden. 
 

 

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Obesity is a major risk factor for those with coronavirus, says France's chief epidemiologist, backing other studies that say obese patients are at greater risk of severe complications and remain contagious nearly twice as long

Being overweight is a major risk factor for people infected with the novel coronavirus, France's chief epidemiologist said on Wednesday.

Professor Jean-François Delfraissy, who heads the scientific council that advises the government on the epidemic, said up to 25 percent of French people are seriously at risk from the virus because of age, pre-existing conditions or obesity.

He added that Americans are particularly at risk because of rising levels of obesity in the US, with currently 42.4 percent of the adult population being severely overweight. 

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Although it is unclear why obese adults are more contagious, scientists believe it may be that that obesity changes the body's immune response and leads to chronic inflammation.

Obesity has been cited as a possible explanation for higher than average per-capita COVID-19 death rates in New Orleans.  

A CDC report found that six percent of COVID-19 patients with existing conditions die of the virus

The Louisiana health department revealed 97 percent of COVID-19 patients who died had a pre-existing condition

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-8200025/Obesity-major-COVID-19-risk-factor-says-French-chief-epidemiologist.html

 

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4 hours ago, tailingpermit said:

Just tune into the Q&A portion, Trump going at it with reporters is highly entertaining and the closest thing to sports we have right now...

Reporter: I want to ask you a question on oil. 
 

Trump: What’s the cost of oil right now?

 

Reporter: (smirks) I don’t know but I’ll find out.  
 

Trump: You don’t know the cost of oil, you don’t get to ask a question.  

It is like a game. The press loves asking I gotcha questions and Trump loves phucking with them.

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4 hours ago, IanforHeisman said:

Man I learn most of my political knowledge from reading this board, but I still don’t understand why Reagan has such a good reputation. He did some heinous shit that directly affects our lives today.

My young adult life was in the Reagan era. I never felt like he was that special or any different than most presidents. I saw him as the former movie star who some how became president. The old crowd at the time really loved him. I give him credit for wearing down the Russians sufficiently so that the Berlin Wall was finally toppled. And I do have his signature on my college diploma. 😀

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